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in the legal arena in america. here in phoenix, jodi arias' life is on the line. today a medical examiner is set to testify to the pain and the suffering that man endured. he is the victim, travis alexander. >>> also in las vegas, o.j. simpson talking. he's expected to take the stand. he's trying to get a new trial, but to get one, he's going to have to trash his former lawyer. >>> and in washington, d.c. this hour, president obama is honoring police officers who have been lost in the line of duty and we begin with twin krfrs in d.c. and twin controversies in d.c. of course, the justice department also being accused of secretly seizing the phone records of the associated press, having done so answering to it. attorney general eric holder expected to face tough, tough questions on both of those issues when he appears at a house hearing on capitol hill about two hours from now. and here is just a small example of the combative tone that exists right now between republicans and the white house. >> i've never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can te
and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
the president, by the way, we just got word that the jury in phoenix in the jodi arias trial, they have reached a verdict on phase two, whether or not she should live or die, whether she should be eligible for the death penalty, or not. they have to determine if when she killed her ex-lover, it was done in an unusually cruel way, or not. if they determine it was done in an unusually cruel way, she will be eligible for the death penalty. but then there will be a third phase of this trial, which will determine the sentence, whether she spends the rest of her life in jail or whether she is eligible for the death sentence of the we don't know when they're actually going to announce the verdict. we'll continue to monitor what's happening in phoenix. we'll go there once we know what's going on. but once again, the arias verdict has been reached. we'll let you know when we know what's going on. >>> in the meantime, we're awaiting the president of the united states. he'll be walking into the east room of the white house, and making a major statement on the irs investigation. he'll be telling us what he
as it was done without trespass or physical force. >>> jodi arias will be in court today for the sentencing phase of her trial. before jurors can impose the death penalty, they must answer a key question. was arias cruel when she murdered travis hafner? is jodi arias is now tweeting. she has warned, "any donations to my family or me are made only at jodiariasisinnocent.com. any other source asking for donations is fraudulent. thank you." >>> boston fire chief steve abraira is under fire for his handling of the boston bombings. 13 of 14 fire chiefs have signed a letter of no confidence. they claim he was more of a spectator than a commander at the height of the terror attack. the embattled chief told "the boston globe," he felt the situation was under control, and he felt there was no need to add another layer of management to an already complicated scene. >>> the woman who survived 13 days buried under rubble in the bangladesh building collapse is speaking. she is now in a military hospital and describes what it was like when she was finally rescued. >> translator: suddenly i heard the call of pr
the jury that convicted jodi arias is set to reconvene on a whole other question, just how cruel was her murder? we're going to have extensive coverage of the so-called aggravation phase of arias' first-degree murder trial in just a few moments, but our top story comes from a different courtroom in a different state 300 miles away. that's where o.j. simpson is about to tell a las vegas judge under oath why he deserves a do-over. a do-over in the trial that sent him to prison for 33 years. in short, he says it's all his former lead attorney's fault. it's his fault for getting him convicted of robbing and kidnapping and assaulting two sports memorabilia dealers in vegas who o.j. maintains were selling him his own stolen merchandise. cnn's paul vercammen joins me live to set the stage. so, paul, i know his attorneys are there. i believe o.j. is even at the courthouse at this time. set me up as to just exactly what's transpiring and how soon he's going to take that stand. >> well, we think he's going to take the stand momentarily. don't forget he's now being held at the clarke county jail. h
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
or the 2008 case that landed him in prison. >>> jodi arias back in court today to begin the sentencing phase of other trial before jurors can consider imposing the death penalty they must answer a key question. was arias cruel when she killed ex-boyfriend travis alexander. arias is now out of a prison psychiatric ward and sent her first tweet. any donations to my family or me or made only at jodi arias is innocent.com. any other source asking for donations is fraudulent. thank you. >>> angelina jolie is receiving overwhelming support after the revelation that she carries a breast cancer gene and underwent breast removal surgery. her biggest supporter is her partner of eight years, brad pitt. he told "usa today" she could have stayed private about it and i don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with good results but it was important for her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. in fact, it can be an empowering thing and something that makes you stronger and us stronger. >> wow. >>> ahead on "starting point," a beautiful model's lif
a jury reaching a verdict in the second phase of the jodi arias murder trial. it only took an hour and a half for them to find that arias was cruel when she stabbed, shot, and nearly decapitated her ex-boyfriend, travis alex ander in 2008. that word cruel was crucial. they had to agree on that and do so unanimously to open up the possibility of a death sentence. now they've done. that they can choose death. that is the next phase of the trial. but our senior legal analyst says the next stage is a lot more complicated challenge for the prosecution because they have to show arias deserves no mercy. that last phase is expected to go on for about a week. today marks exactly one month since the boston marathon bombing and while it was day of remembrance, a new controversy is brewing. 13 deputy fire chiefs say their chief didn't show leadership that day. today the mayor addressed their letter of no confidence in which they allege the chief has become a spectator at emergency scenes. he says his fire commissioner is looking into the allegations and will need answers before deciding what t
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